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Lake-Lover's Paradise (Two Water Properties with One Rental)

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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Custom built gorgeous large home with all the extras, sits on a private canal and offers use of a second property boathouse with dock across the street directly on historic Lake Santa Fe.
Master bedroom features a king bed, decorative fireplace and ensuite bathroom (double vanity sinks, double head shower and large jacuzzi luxury tub). Also elegant, the second and third bedrooms feature queen-sized beds and bathrooms just outside their doors.
Through the many windows, natural light adorns the two story tall living room and an office loft peers into it from above (spiral staircase). A cut coral-faced functional fireplace sits at one end and a stash of firewood is available to you just steps away on the side porch.
Somewhat of an open concept, there is a dining room with antique 4 chair dining set and china cabinet off of the living room as well as a sunroom with a piano and walking machine at your disposal. The kitchen also has an entrance to the dining room and is equipped with stainless steel appliances-- oversized refrigerator/freezer unit, stove, dishwasher, wine fridge and a microwave. A wide variety of dishes, pots, pans and baking dishes are available. A dining table seats six with leaf inserted, lots of cupboard space and a pantry closet as well.
There is a lavish screened-in patio area with swimming pool and raised jacuzzi seating 6-8 adults attached by French doors off of the Master bedroom. This area also has an outdoor kitchen including stainless steel appliances--gas bbq, full-sized refrigerator, mini fridge, microwave and wet-sink.
Tasteful photography, art and furniture decorate the whole house.
There are also 5 flat screen televisions with satellite connection located in the living room, kitchen, master and second bedrooms and outdoors beside the swimming pool.
I own the wooded property directly across the street which is a private dock area and second story screened-in furnished boathouse equipped with balcony, mini fridge, stereo/cd system and best view of Lake Santa Fe. Included in main property rental. Great for swimming, boating, kayaking, fishing...
Other details included--utilities, central heating/air conditioning, washer/dryer, purified water spout in kitchen, piped in gas for bbq, front and back wrap-around porches are furnished, grounds and pool maintenance included. Backyard has a boathouse, brick fire pit, deck, boat slip on a private canal.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    30 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Must be counted in overall 6 person occupancy of home....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outdoors but $300 cleaning charge to be applied to indoor smoking---per instance....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Master: 1 king

    Flat screen tv, decorative fireplace, French doors to pool ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Flat screen tv, large closet, full length mirror...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Large closet, full length mirror...moreless

  • Bedding is included.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Large walk-in closet. Bath and swim towels included....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Towels included....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Towels included....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Five minutes to casual dining and bar. Twenty minutes to fine dining, live theatre, University of Florida and movies in Gainesville. One hour's drive east to historic St. Augustine (Ghost Tours, Pirate Ships, Forts, shopping) and Jacksonville (concerts, nightlife, NFL games). Golf as close as 3 miles in Keystone Heights. Farmer's Market every Friday evening in Melrose Park. Artwalk the first Friday of every month. Nestled in wooded area between two bodies of water, perfect for bird watching, walking, running, relaxing, swimming, all water sports. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room:

    Piano in the Sunroom...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Satellite connection...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    5 flatscreens--living room, master bedroom, second bedroom, kitchen and outdoor by swimming pool...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Lakefront:

    The house rental includes the use of a boat house and dock located directly across the street on Lake Sante Fe. There is a stereo system, refrigerator and lighting. Perfect for enjoying the lake life....moreless

  • Water View:

    Easily enjoyed from the dining room, kitchen and screened in swimming pool area. There is also a wrap-around porch attached to the house,facing the water and a large decked area right on the canal....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    The home backs onto a beautiful, private canal that leads out and around to Lake Sante Fe....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Ornately carved wood with round glass top dining table set, beautiful china cabinet, Middle Eastern carpeting...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Modern...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    (3) Functional, cut-coral faced, two stories tall in Living Room and second decorative-only stone fireplace in Master Bedroom. Third fireplace is a brick fire pit in backyard....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Walking/running machine...moreless

  • Garage:

    Locked and not included in the rental....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wifi.. *Policy--Not to be used for any illegal activities whatsoever including illegal downloading or uploading, the spreading of illegal materials, spamming or scamming activities....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Leather furniture, flat screen tv, satellite stereo system with cd player, dvd, Middle Eastern carpeting...moreless

  • Parking:

    Two covered carports and very large driveway parks vehicles and boat trailers easily....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Modern...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Conventional percolator-12 cups...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, pots, pans, baking items, silverware, bar utensils all included....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Stainless steel....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Has ample cupboards and pantry. Includes a separate wine fridge. Outdoor kitchen has gas bbq, double blender, microwave, sink, large fridge, mini fridge and dining set....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Conventional....moreless

  • Oven:

    Convection....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and other basics included with the understanding to replace what you've run out of....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, double door, ice maker and large freezer drawer below....moreless

  • Stove:

    Stainless steel, modern flat top with oven....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Stainless steel, 4 slice bread and bagel settings...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Boathouse/dock across the street has balcony and gorgeous view of Lake Santa Fe. (This property also included in the main rental)...moreless

  • Boat:

    Jet ski and boat lifts ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Several areas to relax.. patio/porch attached to back of home, swim area patio, large decked area with jet ski lift and covered boat slip on private canal in the backyard. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    3 miles to Keystone Golf and Country Club, several other courses within an hour's drive as well...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Palm trees throughout, various citrus trees, lush, wooded. Maintenance included in the rental....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas fed bbq and brick fire pit....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Features jacuzzi fountain upper area attached to main pool...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

$2,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Renter is completely responsible for any damage or unreasonable wear and tear on the two properties,inside and outside even if over and above the damage deposit amount. Owner not responsible for injury or death incurred on the two properties or at his waterfront areas of Lake Santa Fe or the canal behind the main home. Rental does not include garage however, does include two covered carports.


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Last updated: 07/18/2015
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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Gainesville Regional, Florida
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Blue Water Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Keystone Golf and Country Club
50 Miles
Nearest Train
Jacksonville
200 Metres
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 26
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Melrose Cafe
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Melrose Bay, Lake Santa Fe

Car: Necessary

The lake town of Melrose is known for its many art galleries located on the main street. There is an Artwalk on the first Friday of every month.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: Having lived in Central America many years ago, Ron always wanted to get back to where he felt the happiest in life. After an exploratory trip recently, he decided to take the plunge and now enjoys life south of the border.

Why the Owner Chose Melrose:
Ron moved to Melrose to enjoy boating, jet-skiing and lake life. He found many wonderful people living in the area and enjoyed the social aspect. Professionally in construction, he built the home and boat houses to the highest standards.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
This rental includes the property the house sits on (which has a beautiful private canal in the back yard) and the lakefront property across the street where there is a gorgeous second story, tricked out boathouse, dock and covered boat slip and lift. Both properties also feature a jet-ski lift.


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Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • View of Living Room and entrances to Dining Room and Sunroom

    View of Living Room and entrances to Dining Room and Sunroom

  • Second story loft/ home office that overlooks Living Room

    Second story loft/ home office that overlooks Living Room

  • Dine-in area of main kitchen

    Dine-in area of main kitchen

  • Master bedroom, thick wooden frame, end tables, (large chest of drawers not seen in photo)

    Master bedroom, thick wooden frame, end tables, (large chest of drawers not seen in photo)

  • Master ensuite bathroom with double vanity sinks. Large walk in closet on left.

    Master ensuite bathroom with double vanity sinks. Large walk in closet on left.

  • Second bedroom-wrought iron bed, large closet, full length mirror and flatscreen

    Second bedroom-wrought iron bed, large closet, full length mirror and flatscreen

  • Third bedroom-pine bed frame, large closet and full length mirror

    Third bedroom-pine bed frame, large closet and full length mirror

  • Sunroom with piano, walking/running machine, add.freezer, telescope not included

    Sunroom with piano, walking/running machine, add.freezer, telescope not included

  • Poolside outdoor kitchen with stereo system and flat-screen tv

    Poolside outdoor kitchen with stereo system and flat-screen tv

  • Back yard view from porch. Boathouse, deck, covered boat slip canalside

    Back yard view from porch. Boathouse, deck, covered boat slip canalside

  • Front Hall Entrance

    Front Hall Entrance

  • Spiral Staircase up to loft/home office

    Spiral Staircase up to loft/home office

  • View into Living Room from Loft

    View into Living Room from Loft

  • Main Kitchen

    Main Kitchen

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Master bedroom opens to pool, decorative fireplace, flatscreen, desk, side table

    Master bedroom opens to pool, decorative fireplace, flatscreen, desk, side table

  • Master ensuite bathroom's oversize jacuzzi tub

    Master ensuite bathroom's oversize jacuzzi tub

  • Second full bathroom

    Second full bathroom

  • Half bathroom

    Half bathroom

  • Screened in with ample patio shaded and sunny space, outdoor kitchen, dining set

    Screened in with ample patio shaded and sunny space, outdoor kitchen, dining set

  • Rear view of home from decked area at private canal

    Rear view of home from decked area at private canal

  • Second boathouse/property located across the street, also included in the rental

    Second boathouse/property located across the street, also included in the rental

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english
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